A Tale as Old as Time

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As the classic Disney song reminds us, “Beauty and the Beast” possesses a rich history and a powerful legacy of enchantment. While most versions we...

Lure Of The Sea: Life of A Love Witch

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The lure of the sea, the mystery of the deep waters, and the enchantment of the swirling tides have woven their threads into the story of...
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Reaching for the Stars

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Photography © Kent Miller / NPS Since time immemorial, humankind has looked to the stars, finding not only great beauty in Earth’s celestial ceiling but meaning...

Aubrey Beardsley and the Weight of Decadence

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The Peacock Skirt (1893), by Aubrey Beardsley If you’re anything like me, you might have increased in mass over the past eighteen months. While the...
Flying Dutchman (20th century), English School ©Look and Learn:Bridgeman Images

Ships of Flame

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Flying Dutchman (20th century), English School ©Look and Learn:Bridgeman Images From Issue 59 - The Nautical Issue Subscribe | Print | Digital My grandfather once saw the Phantom...

The Witch in Autumn

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Photographer: Val Gleason @vallerina01 Model: Jessica White @_.Jxssiica._ HMUA: Jonathan Lee of Magic Demon Cosmetics @magickmua_studios Sometimes, in autumn, you’re not sure whether to laugh or...

You Know You’re a Bibliophile When …

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Indulge in the bibliophile lifestyle with our witty list of telltale signs! From organizing your personal library with meticulous care to wearing book-scented perfume, immerse yourself in the world of book lovers. Discover how your passion for reading extends from your bedside to your community mini-library, and embrace the joy of organizing books by emotions they evoke.

The Art of Divination With Books

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Explore the enchanting practice of bibliomancy, a form of divination using books, and learn how to receive spiritual guidance and wisdom from your treasured collection. Delve into the history of bibliomancy, its contemporary applications, and creative variations like three-passage and five-passage readings. Discover tips for enhancing your bibliomantic experience and creating a sacred space for intuitive connection.

Wild Irish Girl

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About the Feature image: Engraving of Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan, 1846, by Samuel Freeman, after John Comerford. Image courtesy The National Photographic Archive, National...
A cutting from the Illustrated London News, March 23, 1850, depicts Johannes Gutenberg showing his wife the firstproof sheet of his Bible printed from movable type. Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

The Ink, the Devil, the Wicked Errata

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Explore the rich history and artistry of book production, from the evolution of calligraphy inks to the rise of the printing press. Discover the magic of decorated edges, the allure of Brobdingnagiana and Lilliputiana, and the cautionary tales of books with fatal secrets. Join the celebration of bibliophilia and the enduring power of books to inspire, comfort, and connect readers across generations.